Special Education Teacher-Center of Excellence K-1

at MaineHealth in Westbrook, Maine, United States

Job Description


$4,000 sign on bonus eligible

Position Summary

The Special Education Teacher - Developmental Disorders designs, implements, and oversees the educational services for students in our year-round special purpose schools. The Special Education Teachers are integral members of the multidisciplinary education and treatment teams and support implementation of each student's positive behavior support plan within the educational setting. The Special Education Teacher-Developmental Disorders oversees Education Technicians and ensures instructional services meet the prescribed academic, behavioral, and daily living needs of students in accordance with each student's IEP. The teacher is also responsible for oversight of state requirements for student testing.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Education: Bachelor's degree in special education or related field required. Master's degree preferred.

License/Certifications: Maine Department of Education: Certification 282 - Teacher of Children with Disabilities.

Experience: 1+ year of teaching experience with children with developmental disabilities.

DOE fingerprinting required

Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) specific to academic goals

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide education and care to students throughout the formative years (ages 5 - 20)
Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 908110

Posted On: Mar 24, 2023

Updated On: May 06, 2023

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